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Integrating Health: A Wellness Blog

Thu. May 30, 2013
This easy summertime recipe is provided by Sharon Chan, RD, LDN, a graduate nutrition student intern in our on-campus Natural Care Center. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
There are many good reasons why we should eat more local foods. Reducing transport costs and emissions, higher nutritional value, and support of the local economy are all new ways to support the world and the body we live in. Eating seasonally helps us to reconnect to nature’s cycles and the passage of time. But most importantly, local seasonal food is fresher and tends to be tastier and more nutritious. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
A festive start to your holiday meal, this delicious soup helps improve circulation and digestion, and strengthen the immune system.The warming ginger is known to improve circulation and digestion; it helps to move heat into the extremities. Astragalus is an adaptogen* that helps to strengthen the immune system; it nourishes and strengthens the digestive function and supports absorption of nutrients. Turmeric has a beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant quality. Adding black pepper (piperine, the alkaloid found in black pepper) enhances the bioavailability of the curcumin, the constituent that has healing properties in the turmeric. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
Hot ginger lemonade is perfect for warming up both the body and your natural defenses. Lemons are full of vitamin C and ginger helps promote natural defenses and is also helpful to warm digestion Read more
Tue. May 14, 2013
The strength of the immune system is one factor that determines who stays healthy and who gets sick. A great way to build and maintain a strong defense is through diet. Enjoy the process with these great recipes offered by Daemon Jones, ND, adjunct faculty member of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
Beet Kvass is a fermented drink that serves as a refreshing blood cleanser and liver tonic for the spring season. This recipe is from Monica Corrado, M.A., CNC, a faculty member of MUIH's Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program, and a chef and holistic nutrition educator who teaches "REAL Food" cooking classes throughout the United States. Read more
Tue. May 14, 2013
Whether in your garden, CSA, or at the local market, beets have been everywhere this season. If you're lucky enough to find watermelon or golden beets, they are a lovely addition to this recipe. This soup contains a medley of red, golden, and watermelon beets. Roasting the beets brings out their sweetness and turns the soup a lovely magenta-purple color. Homemade oxtail stock was used in this recipe, making it both a blood-cleansing and gut-healing soup, however vegetable stock can be substituted for the beef stock. This soup can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled - perfect for hot summer days. For additional creaminess, add a dollop of yogurt or sour cream. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
Tea is one of the world’s oldest and healthiest drinks, with so many potential health benefits, researchers have yet to study them all. Tea is second only to water as the most widely consumed beverage on the planet. On any given day in the United States, about half the population is drinking tea, with about 3 billion gallons sipped in 2010. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
Black mulberries are dense and delicious and in season right now. From the fig family, mulberries looks more like blackberries—with a narrower, tubular shape. Mulberries are known to nourish the blood, calm the spirit, and relieve constipation in the elderly. Be mindful that they will stain everything, including lips, fingers, and clothing! This recipe is from chef Eleonora Gafton, with MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program. Read more
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Tue. May 14, 2013
This article was written by Holly Yurukov, who is a clinical-level herbal student practicing in MUIH’s Natural Care Center and can be reached at squashblssm@yahoo.com. Read more
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